You made me fill in all those feedback forms, but what happens to them next?
After each workshop we ask you to fill in a feedback form; the workshop coordinators (Hannah and Eilidh) sit and go through them with the Workshop presenters- we always take a note of any written feedback that has been provided.
The forms are then handed to CAPOD, who collate the results from the check-boxes and scan in any written comments. We are proud to say that so far feedback on the workshops for the first semester has been very positive- it’s great to hear that they have been helpful to so many of you!
Please remember that if you have any suggestions- either on content or format- just drop Hannah or Eilidh an e-mail. We are keen to create a dialogue with the students in the School of History so that we can tailor the workshops to your needs.
One student wrote the following review of the first semester workshops:
Over the course of this semester I attended 6 skills workshops designed at enhancing my study of history. As a first year studying both Medieval and Modern History, I found that they really helped me to bridge the gap between A-level and university level, as it was quite a big jump and learning is now expected to be much more independent. The workshops were particularly useful because my lectures and tutorials are centred on content rather than technique. The ‘Exam Revision in History’ workshop for example, helped me to think about how I would tackle the daunting prospect of revision, something which isn’t covered in lectures. Another handy thing about the workshops is that they are a great way to meet other historians studying in St Andrews as well as members of staff with whom you might be working in the future. As such, I would really recommend attending the workshops to anyone who has the chance to do so.
Sally Whiteside, First Year, History